Defects in Fire Resistant Construction Cause Hotel/Casino to Close

Fire resistant construction…so important that this Casino made a decision to close the building rather than risk exposure to liability.

JACKSON – Newly discovered construction defects are putting a stop to the music at Jackson Rancheria Casino.

Casino management announced Thursday that it is had closed 45 of the casino’s 67 hotel rooms, a restaurant and a conference center. A ballroom in the same building will close after a July 9 performance by Robin Trower.

“deficiencies in the construction mean some walls in the hotel don’t meet fire resistance standards”

This week’s announcement is the latest construction-defect trouble for the casino. The Jackson Rancheria Band of Mi-Wuk Indians has been waging a legal battle since 2007 with a number of contractors on the project. The tribe’s lawsuit alleges a long list of construction defects that allowed water to penetrate various buildings and mold to grow inside the structure.

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